Blessing Hancock
Chinook Arc
Blessing Hancock and Joe O'Connell
Beltline Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
steel, acrylic, LED lighting, touch sensitive electronics
15’ height x 28’ dia
commissioning agency: City of Calgary
Chinook Arc is an interactive, illuminated sculpture that emits a soft, internal glow. The form draws inspiration from the historic Beltline Streetcar loop that once encircled the neighborhood, as well as the Chinook arch phenomenon that periodically blankets the sky. Touch sensitive lighting components invite physical and social interaction, and give the sculpture an emotive, perceptual character similar to a living organism.

Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world and has extensive experience working with city agencies, project teams and community groups.

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